The Glories Of Mary

by ST. ALPHONSUS LIGUORI

A LITTLE ROSARY OF THE IMMACULATE MARY,
Which is recited in some Churches.

V. Deus, in adjutorium meum intende.

R. Domine, ad adjuvandum me festina.

 

Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

V. Incline into my aid, O Lord.

R. O God make haste to help me.

 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now and even shall be world without end. Amen.

 

After this an Our Father is recited, in honor of the Eternal Father and in thanksgiving for all the graces bestowed on Mary, and is followed by four “Hail Marys.” The same is repeated in honor of the Son, and again in honor of the Holy Ghost.

After each “Hail Mary” are added these words:

“May the Immaculate Conception of Mary be ever praised!”

After each 4th “Hail Mary” is recited the following verse”

As ‘mid the thorns the lily fair
Art thou, Virgin Immaculate,
From sin preserved by Him whose care
Did thee His Mother blest create.

We conclude with the following Verse and Prayer.

Immaculata Conceptio Sanctae Mariae Virginis.

Quae serpentis caput virgineo pede contrivit.

 

Oremus

Deus, qui, per Immaculatam Virginis Conceptionem, dignum Filio tuo habitaculum praeparasti: quaesumus ut, qui ex morte ejusdem Filii tui pravisa, eam ab omni labe praeservasti, nos quoque mundos ejus intercession ad te pervenire concedes. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen

The Holy Virgin Mary conceived without sin.

The Virgin’s foot hath bruised the serpent’s head.

 

Let us pray

O God, who didst cause that a virgin should be conceived without sin, to the end that she might be made a meet dwelling-place for Thy dear Son; Oh God, who through the precious death of the same Thy Son foreseen by Thee, didst keep her clean from all stain, hear us, we beseech Thee, and grant that by her prayers we also, who are presently defiled, may finally be made pure, and so with her attain unto Thee. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen

 

*The little chaplet of the Immaculate Conception, to which Pius IX attached indulgences in 1855, is composed of 15 beads that are divided into 3 parts, and is recited in the following manner. We first make the sign of the Cross, and then add for each part the ejaculatory prayer: “Bless be the holy and Immaculate Conception of the moth Blessed Virgin Mary;” one Our Father, 4 Hail Marys, and 1 Glory Be. An indulgence of 300 days is granted if one recited it with at least a contrite heart; and if one recited it every day, a plenary indulgence each month on condition that one confesses and receives Holy Communion. These indulgences are applicable to the souls in purgatory. No beads are necessary nor need they be blessed.

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